We don't trust Centre, want govt to withdraw farm laws, say agitating farmers

After the day-long confrontation at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu and Tikri borders, the Delhi Police on Friday (November 27) finally allowed thousands of farmers to enter Delhi for a planned protest against the new Central farm laws.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 21:29
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NEW DELHI: Thousands of farmers from Punjab and several states continued to protest against Centre's farm laws on Saturday (November 28, 2020), a day after they were finally allowed to enter the national capital following a day-long confrontation at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu and Tikri borders. 

Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reiterated that the central government was ready for talks with the farmer unions' leaders on December 3 to resolve their issues.

"The government is ready to do anything that is required for the prosperity of farmers. We have invited them for talks on December 3 and I hope that they will come," Tomar told ANI. 

The reason behind the widespread protests is these three new laws - The Farmers` Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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28 November 2020, 17:57 PM

Farmers arrive at Ghaziabad-Delhi border in support of 'Delhi Chalo' protest march.

"We want a guarantee in Minimum Support Price (MSP). We're going to discuss with other farmer groups & then decide on further plans," says a farmer. (ANI input)

 

 

 

28 November 2020, 17:08 PM

"Farmers continue to protest against farm laws at Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari "We don't trust them (govt), there have been discussions earlier as well but no solution came out of it. We want the govt to take back the laws," says a farmer. (ANI input)
 

28 November 2020, 16:17 PM

Delhi Traffic Police: Tikri border is closed for any Traffic Movement. Available Open Borders to Haryana are following Borders Jharoda, Dhansa, Daurala Jhatikera, Badusari, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8,Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam vihar and Dundahera borders.

28 November 2020, 15:55 PM

Harinder Singh General Secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union, Punjab: It has been decided that we'll continue our protest here and will not go anywhere else. We will meet at 11 am every day to discuss our strategy. (ANI input)
 

28 November 2020, 15:17 PM

Delhi Traffic Police: Singhu border is still closed from both sides. Please take an alternate route. Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba Chowk & GTK road. Traffic is very very heavy. Please avoid outer ring road from the signature bridge to Rohini & vice versa, GTK Road, NH 44 & Singhu border.

 

28 November 2020, 15:09 PM

Ex-UP CM and Samajwadi Party leader attacks BJP over farmers protest: 

Treating farmers with such dereliction has never been done by any party except BJP. These are the same people who had told farmers that they'd not only waive loans but would bring in policies which would double farmers' income: Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief & former UP CM

28 November 2020, 15:08 PM

Video: Punjab farmers moving towards the national capital as part of #DelhiChalo protest march, cross Punjab-Haryana border at Sambhu.

28 November 2020, 11:59 AM

Delhi: Tractors of farmers at the approved protest site- Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari, being sanitised by a municipal worker

28 November 2020, 11:58 AM

Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, says, "The government has failed to address the issues of the farmers. We are proceeding to Delhi now."

28 November 2020, 09:31 AM

Tribal farmers from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have also reached Nirankari Maidan in Delhi's Burari. People from Shramik Janata Sangh and Lok Morcha Sangathan have reached to perform with drums, bands.

Sources say that they want to convey their demand to the Centre by raising anti-government slogans.

The farmers are protesting seeking the withdrawal of the farm bills. Farmers want the Union government to either withdraw the three legislations or guarantee them the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops by introducing a new law. 

28 November 2020, 09:05 AM

The farmers, who are demonstrating on the Singhu border, have barricaded themselves. Despite being granted the Nirankari Ground in Burari, some of the protesting farmers said that they will stay at Singhu border. Meanwhile, a meeting of their leaders is currently underway to chalk out strategy on the protest.

28 November 2020, 08:52 AM

Visuals: Heavy security deployment at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) where protesting farmers are gathered. 

28 November 2020, 08:49 AM

Visuals: Farmers at the approved protest site - Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari area. 

A farmer says, "Our protest will continue till the Farm laws are not withdrawn. We are here for the long haul."

28 November 2020, 08:43 AM

VIDEO: A meeting of farmers from Punjab underway at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) as they continue their protest against Centre's farm laws. Delhi Police had on Friday gave permission to farmers to hold their demonstrations at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in Delhi's Burari area.

28 November 2020, 07:49 AM

Many colleges in Delhi cancelled their exams due to farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest march, according to several students on Friday. "We are coming down from Rohtak. Our exams were cancelled. There are many students who travelled to their colleges. It is causing a lot of problems for us," say students.

28 November 2020, 07:46 AM

Visual: Farmers, participating in 'Delhi Chalo' protest march, settle in for the night at Nirankari Samagam Ground in Burari, where they have been permitted to hold their protest against Farm Laws. Arrangements have been made for the farmers at the Ground, by Delhi government.

28 November 2020, 07:45 AM

Farmers owing allegiance to Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) were also headed to the national capital. The farmers are protesting against the three new laws that deregulate sale of farm produce. They say this will dismantle the minimum support price (system).

28 November 2020, 07:44 AM

More farmers from Punjab are on their way to Haryana as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march. A number of women are also part of the protesters and are headed towards Delhi in tractor trolleys and other vehicles.

28 November 2020, 07:44 AM

Several farmers have gathered at Delhi's border with Haryana in Sonipat district and they will halt for the night there. "The farmers from Punjab as well as from Haryana will make a night halt inside Haryana territory in Sonipat district, close to the Singhu border," Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni)'s Haryana unit chief Gurnam Singh Charuni said over phone.

28 November 2020, 07:43 AM

Several farmer leaders are still on their way to Delhi. We will hold a meeting tomorrow and then take our next decision, said Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakanuda) president Buta Singh Burjgill over the phone to PTI.

28 November 2020, 07:42 AM

Farmer leaders from Punjab on Friday said they would hold a meeting on Saturday (Nov 28) to decide the next course of action even as they were in favour of going to Burari to hold an agitation over Centre's farm bills.